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Militants Blow Up Another Pipeline; Say Nigerian Soldier Scared To Death, Can’t Swim

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A militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, in the early hours of yesterday, blew up the Afiesere-Iwhrenene major delivery line to UPS/UQCC, operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NDPC/Shorelines Petroleum, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The attack, confirmed by a leader of the group, self-styled Gen. Aldo Agbalaja, came as the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, which ceased hostilities, last ... Read More »

Buhari to Nigerians: Time to Change Your Ways of Life


President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a national re-orientation campaign called “Change begins with me” with an appeal to Nigerians to change from the old ways of doing things and embrace new ways of life. In his address at the launch of the campaign at the State House, Aso Rock in Abuja, the president said the nation could not continue with a system that allowed a ... Read More »

Why INEC Postponed Edo Poll To September 28


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday postponed the Edo State 2016 Governorship Election to Wednesday, September 28. The decision was announced to journalists on Thursday night, about eight hours after the commission had insisted that the election would hold as scheduled on Saturday, September 10, despite warnings from security agencies. But the leadership of the main opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic ... Read More »

ICPC Arraigns Orubebe Over ‘N1.97b Fraud’


The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said it had arraigned former Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godsday Orubebe, before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, in Maitama District in Abuja, for alleged N1.97 billlion fraud. The commission accused Orubebe of allegedly diverting the votes meant for the compensation of owners of properties on Eket Urban section of the East-West Road ... Read More »

Army To Deploy 10,000 Soldiers In Niger Delta

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur  Buratai, has said the Federal Government will deploy 10,000 troops in the Niger Delta in 2017. He said so far, the government had deployed 3,000 military personnel as part of its operation, codenamed, ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in the region. Buratai stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, at the ... Read More »

Former Kogi Governor’s Son, Mohammed, Arraigned


Mohammed, the first son of former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, was on Thursday arraigned before Magistrate Court II, Lokoja, on grounds of criminal conspiracy, causing grievous harm, mischief, armed robbery and attempt to commit culpable homicide. The prosecutor, Gabriel Otuwo, said on September 2, at around noon, Mohammed’s uncle, Yahaya Audu, reported to SARS office in Lokoja that he and one Ibrahim ... Read More »

Council Of State Okays Buhari’s Recession Plans


President Muhammadu Buhari’s measures to take the country out of recession have received the support of the Council of State. After being briefed at yesterday’s meeting – the second to be called by Buhari since he assumed office on May 29, last year – members endorsed the measures after making some suggestions. The meeting also ratified the appointment of Ibrahim Idris as Inspector General of Police (IGP), ... Read More »

Nigerians Should Emulate Ibru’s Selfless Service, Says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and former Senate President David Mark yesterday extended condolences to the family of Olorogun Michael Ibru, who passed away on Tuesday, aged 85. The condolences poured in just as one of his sons, Obaro, related to THISDAY the business colossus’s last moments, saying he died peacefully in his sleep. He said his ... Read More »

Alleged N2.3b Diversion: Orubebe, Others Get N50m Bail


High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja, yesterday, admitted ex-Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe and two others to bail at N50 million. Orubebe; Oludare Alaba (Assistant Director); Ephraim Tewolde Zeri (Director of Contracts in Gitto Costruzioni Generali Nigeria Limited); and the company were arraigned on a six-count charge. The charges filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices an other related ... Read More »

Edo Election: INEC To Announce Position On Postponement Today


The Independent Electoral Commission will announce its position on calls for the postponement of the Edo State governorship election, it has been gathered. The Department of State Services and the Nigerian Police Force had on Wednesday called for the postponement of the election as a result of threats by insurgents and extremists to cause mayhem. INEC, which expressed shock at the call, said it would ... Read More »

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